I have hear a picture of a snapdragon growing in between the bricks on my front stairs.
I haven't planted snapdragons in years but somehow I keep finding them in odd spots like this. Back when I first started blogging I used a picture very similar to this to show the determination of the plant and vow that I had that much determination and that I would keep working until I was published. Which is true. But now that I’ve got a little more experience under my belt I see this differently.
I love snapdragons. Thus the reason I planted them in the first place many years ago. They’re pretty, and I love how they strive to survive. But, no matter how much I love the plant. It doesn’t belong here. Not only is the plant not able to grow to its full potential, it destroys the mortar and weakens the stairs.
There are scenes like that in my first draft. Scenes I may love but that are just in the wrong place. Maybe they can’t deepen and reach their full potential where they are. Maybe they weaken the story and detract from the plot arc. Either way I need to take them out. No matter how hard it is.